Wordless Wednesday — My Dream Vacation Destination

by Janice

Disney Castaway Cay and the Disney Dream Ship

Disney's Castaway Cay and the Disney Dream Ship

I still can’t believe I was there, on that beach, under that sun, watching my children splash and swim in that blue, Bahamian sea. It was a Dream come true!

If I could, I would take a Disney Cruise vacation with my family three times a year, every single year for the rest of my life. If I could, I would spend weeks at the white sand beaches of Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island in the Bahamas. It is 100% my ideal, dream-come-true vacation!

I was so fortunate to go on the inaugural sailing of the new ship, The Disney Dream, last week. We were at sea for two nights, and spent one unforgettable day at Castaway Cay. The weather was absolutely perfect and we had an incredible time.

Thanks to Walt Disney World for bringing me on this media trip. Disney covered my expenses, but my opinions – and my love for Disney Cruise Line – is all my own!

Mom Bloggers (and Dad Bloggers too!) post a photo on your site, link up and find others… Wordless Wednesday is tons of fun. (And I know it says “wordless” but I just can’t bear to not write anything! If I had created it, I probably would have named it something different! LOL)

Here is a fun thumbnail linky…

But if you prefer the old style, you can use this linky:

Thanks to Uisce for creating Wordless Wednesday.

Written by Janice, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom

Did you know that Susan and I own two online toy stores where you can find adorable toys like a pedal car or a cute rocking horse.

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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at janicecrozephotography.com.

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1 Stefany T January 26, 2011 at 12:02 am

Oh, that looks fantastic! I want to go!


2 Zelma's Workshop January 26, 2011 at 12:06 am

It looks amazing! I’ve been to WDW many times, but hope to go on the cruise someday. You’re so lucky you got to go!


3 Louise January 26, 2011 at 12:06 am

I guess since you can’t just go and play on the red carpet all the time, that would make for a great vacation, but if I could, I would want to go play on the red carpet all the time. Ok, enough about me

The photos I have seen of the ship look amazing!


4 Jennifer January 26, 2011 at 12:13 am

I want to live that dream too:) It looks amazing!


5 Merry120 January 26, 2011 at 12:14 am

We went on a Disney cruise in 2009. Castaway Cay was one of our favorite parts! We can’t wait to go on another one….probably next year.


6 Carrie with Children January 26, 2011 at 12:16 am

I love going on cruises…I’ve never been on a Disney one though! I know it must be amazing! :)


7 Tammi January 26, 2011 at 12:17 am

Oh Jan – That is my dream too!!! Disney, sailing, ocean, beach, sun, sand – all in one? Yep, if I could, I would do that a couple times a year as well. Can’t wait to hear more, what a fantastic opportunity for you and your family!
So happy your dreams came true!



8 Avril - South Africa January 26, 2011 at 12:17 am

My cousin’s daughter worked on a Disney Dream ship for years. I think they have to be of a certain age as she now has a new posting on another ship that sails up the coast to Vancouver. She is involved with the children on board. (She is a teacher) .


9 Anne January 26, 2011 at 12:20 am

Wow – this does look like an ideal, dream vacation! I’ve wanted to do a cruise for a long time.


10 Mehreen January 26, 2011 at 12:27 am

thanks for the linky party girls :)


11 Owen's Mom January 26, 2011 at 12:41 am

I’m with you! I would be there on that beach several times a year if I could.


12 Natalie January 26, 2011 at 12:43 am

Me too! Sigh…


13 Mrs. Marine January 26, 2011 at 1:08 am

I’m so jealous… I wanna take my kids to Disney World someday…


14 Genny January 26, 2011 at 1:29 am

Oh how fun…. and how gorgeous!!!!


15 Jules from A Little Bite of Life January 26, 2011 at 2:12 am

We were in Disneyland at the same time you were in Disney World! Happy WW!



16 Amanda January 26, 2011 at 2:22 am

ohhhh I want to be there now


17 Tricia January 26, 2011 at 2:46 am

Looks like a wonderful place… maybe one day we could afford that


18 Hanan January 26, 2011 at 3:17 am

I remember getting the invite to sign up for it. OH, how I wish we could have gone!!


19 Run DMT January 26, 2011 at 4:59 am

I live in Florida in the home of Mickey Mouse where it’s sunny most of the time, but I am sooooo jealous of your vacation. I would LOVE to do a Disney Cruise. I can dream. Some day.


20 Sara January 26, 2011 at 7:24 am

How amazing that you got to go on a trip like that. How amazing that bloggers have opportunities like this. I’m so glad you guys could experience such an awesome vacation with Disney!


21 Aleksandra January 26, 2011 at 7:27 am

I’ll take the sandy beach, too :) Happy Wednesday!


22 Amy January 26, 2011 at 7:32 am

That really does look like a dream vacation. I’m so happy you were able to have that experience. What a blessing!


23 Stacy Uncorked January 26, 2011 at 7:47 am

That IS a Dream Vacation! So beautiful – and looks like so much fun! :)


24 Susie's Homemade January 26, 2011 at 7:47 am

Mine too!


25 Paula Kiger January 26, 2011 at 7:47 am

LOL, so you have Disney and the sunny bahamas – I brought a potato to the table this week! A cute, potato-with-a-face potato but still – the Bahamas definitely trumps that!! Glad you had such a great time.


26 Carol January 26, 2011 at 8:24 am

Looks awesome, you picked a great destination!


27 Tarasview January 26, 2011 at 8:38 am

wow, that is so lovely! I’m so glad you got to experience that Janice!! It is, for sure, my dream vacation too. Someday!


28 The Gang's Momma January 26, 2011 at 8:42 am

That does look inviting.

No dream destinations for The Gang today. Just more of the white stuff.

Apparently, with a lot more to come in the next 24 hours. Ugh.



29 TornadoTwos January 26, 2011 at 8:51 am

I’d LOVE to someday go on a Disney Cruise!!! That picture looks gorgeous.


30 Julie {Angry Julie Monday} January 26, 2011 at 9:29 am

I kinda hate you for this picture. We haven’t gone to WDW and want to, soo bad.


31 Heather January 26, 2011 at 9:40 am

I was reading your tweets – it looks divine!


32 Beth January 26, 2011 at 9:44 am

Janice, that photo is absolutely amazing. So glad that you had a magical experience with your family. Looking forward to hearing more about your trip. Can’t wait to see you again in March.


33 MomAgain January 26, 2011 at 10:04 am

thanks for the linky! Happy WW!


34 ArtSnark January 26, 2011 at 10:11 am

wow- lucky you! what a great opportunity


35 Anne - Mommy Has to Work January 26, 2011 at 10:17 am

look like a great time, we would love to go on a disney cruise!


36 homemom3 January 26, 2011 at 10:23 am

Sounds like a dream vacation, I’ve been wanting to do a cruise with our family for a long time. One day. ;) Happy WW! Love the picture


37 Dagmar's momsense January 26, 2011 at 10:26 am

You lucky girl! As you can see from my picture, we are stuck in the snow here, ugh.



38 shelly January 26, 2011 at 11:37 am

Sounds wonderful! I would love to take my kids to Disney some day. Hoping I can afford to.


39 PeaceLoveTerri January 26, 2011 at 12:46 pm

Happy Wednesday!!


40 Winelady Cooks January 26, 2011 at 12:56 pm

What a fabulous vacation.

Thanks for hosting Wordless Wednesday.


41 Mel January 26, 2011 at 1:00 pm

What an amazing shot! How excited that you were able to go to something like that!


42 Naomi January 26, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Wow- looks like an amazing time!


43 @PamelaMKramer - A Renaissance Woman January 26, 2011 at 1:19 pm

What a beautiful view!


44 ModernMom January 26, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Oh that looks so gorgeous! Don’t think we will make a cruise this year but dry land Disney? Fingers are crossed:)


45 kidswonderart January 26, 2011 at 1:49 pm

This is such a great vacation with the kids. Glad you had a great time.

Thanks for hosting.


46 Margarita | On the Rocks | Lots of Salt January 26, 2011 at 2:41 pm

Been to Disney and dying to do one of their cruises! You just solidified my vacation plans for next year!


47 Cristine January 26, 2011 at 2:47 pm

HI Janice,
I met you on the Dream Christening Cruise (we spoke by the pool in front of the Nemo play area.)
It was great talking with you.


48 Jen January 26, 2011 at 3:36 pm

We book our cruise on the Disney Dream for this September, but just had to cancel it after finding out we are pregnant. We’re super excited about baby #4, but bummed about canceling the cruise…we were really looking forward to it!


49 Tracy January 26, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Funny how Disney remembers my blog for DVD’s but never remembers me for trips…….I wish I was somewhere warm right about now! Thanks for the linky! Even though my Wednesday is not wordless, I thought I’d link up anyway! :)


50 Charlene January 26, 2011 at 9:02 pm

That looks so relaxing.


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